Mack Brown has enjoyed plenty of success at Texas, including a national championship and streak of nine straight double-digit win seasons. But since losing Colt McCoy after the ’09 season, the Longhorns have struggled. They went 5-7 last year — their first losing season since John Mackovic was fired in ’97 — and they’ve gone 4-2 this season. Going 4-2 doesn’t sound bad, but Texas got obliterated by Oklahoma 55-17 and lost to Oklahoma State 38-26. That’s enough reason for former Oklahoma coach to want Texas to keep Mack Brown. He’s even sharing laughs about Texas’ struggles with Oklahoma State booster T. Boone Pickens.
At a luncheon on Wednesday, Pickens described an email he received from Switzer after Oklahoma had beaten Texas 55-17 earlier this month.
Pickens says Switzer wrote to him suggesting that Oklahoma State shouldn’t “beat them as bad as the Sooners did because we want to keep Mack Brown as coach — we want somebody that both of us can beat.”
Switzer was sitting in the audience and encouraged Pickens to share the story.
Yeah, laugh all you want guys, but let’s look at the history. Mack Brown has gone 6-8 against Oklahoma. He’s gone 12-2 against Oklahoma State with his only losses to them coming the last two seasons. Oklahoma may have the edge on Texas, but I don’t think laughing about wanting to keep Mack Brown around is the best idea.
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